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Fri Dec 25, 2015
sara asked:
Do filthy rich people ever feel guilty for the horrendous suffering their greed creates in the lives of millions of working poor?
What is the difference between a slave and an employee…
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Fri Oct 16, 2015
John Steinbergs answered:
Hi Barbara, 913 Mary Jane is not currently listed as of 10/16/15. However, across the street and up a few houses you'll find 944 Mary Jane. This listing just expired but it may be possible to put together a sale. Please contact me for further information on this lovely neighborhood and I'd be happy to help your home search. ... more
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Wed Jul 15, 2015
John Steinbergs answered:
Another option out there is private money. Private loans are out there but typically have shorter durations and higher interest rates. I'm always available to discuss non conventional options in the Rogue Valley area. ... more
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Thu Jul 9, 2015
John Steinbergs answered:
Hi there,

Based on my experience, only homes that are listed on Trulia as "off market" status can be claimed by the home owner. If your home has this status I would go to the edit home facts button and you should be able to start the process to claim your property. If that doesn't work for any reason I would recommend calling Trulia directly through their support line at 888-466-3501. Best of luck!

John Steinbergs
Gateway Real Estate
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Thu Jul 2, 2015
Melissa Ryan asked:
Trulia! My address is 215 Tolman Creek Rd #29 but when I entered ti get value, it changed to #32. Uh, different home, different size etc. Also had to say single family home, this is not…
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Fri Jan 30, 2015
John Steinbergs answered:
Choosing a price to list your home should take into account the property's comparables in the market area. Often times it could be higher or lower than you think depending on the neighborhood, particularly in Ashland since it's so diverse. Instead of paying for an appraisal ask a real estate broker for their price opinion. Most would be happy to offer this service for no charge.

According to the Southern Oregon Multiple Listing Service which publishes statistics the Ashland market topped out in 2006 for residential sales. The average price was $483,580 with 304 homes sold. In 2014 the average price was $419,446 with 280 homes sold. The bottom for average price was $334,446 in 2011 when 209 homes were sold. What we can say for sure is that we've had three solid years of price growth and increased sales volume since the bottom of the market. So to answer your question we have not seen prices equal their former 2006 highs on average. However, based on comparables for your home in your neighborhood you may be above or below the average. Having a broker provide their opinion of value based on an analysis of homes in the area using listings, pendings, and sold homes would provide a more concrete foundation.

In my opinion, with the continued lower than typical interest rates, the growing economy, and the reduction in distressed properties in our area combined with liquidity in the Pacific Northwest and California markets we should continue to see an upward trend both in terms of volume and pricing.
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Wed Jan 28, 2015
John Steinbergs answered:
Thank you for your question. While the lender, or lenders, may accept less money than they're owed (i.e., the short sale) it comes down to a multitude of items lining up right. Once the seller accepts the offer it goes to the lender where they decide whether or not to release their interest in the loan. Even if the bank orders a brokers price opinion (BPO) and an appraisal which both validate the offered price, the short seller still has to provide an explanation as to why they're in a financial hardship and then prove it with a few years of tax returns and a couple months of bank statements. If the seller can't quantify why they need a "short sale" the bank(s) will not release their interest in the loan and the offer will fall apart even though you have a willing buyer and a willing seller. I advise clients to look at all the pieces of the puzzle prior to writing an offer. I would also suggest working with an agent who can be very persistent as banks make it difficult to reach their Loss Mitigation Departments for obvious reasons. ... more
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Thu Oct 2, 2014
Shelly Granger answered:
There are a couple of homes in the mid-200's in Quiet Village right now. It's a sleepy neighborhood but close to good schools and an easy walk to the Plaza. Homes in this range will be small and likely could use some updating. Quiet Village is known for larger lots sizes. Let me know if I can answer any other questions! Shelly ... more
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Thu Apr 17, 2014
Tom Kohan answered:
Yes you will not realize any appreciation because you are setting the sales price now. However, you will be receiving interest for 3 years on the $375,000 and you will be able to do something with the $300,000 which could generate more income or pay off your current loan on the home. ... more
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Thu Mar 20, 2014
Jesse & Marika Donovan answered:
Homes selling seems to frenzy during the months of April through August. The weather is nice and people are more active especially since the kids are out of school. With the freedom to take a vacation with the family, more people are likely to visit a open house and have the time to make a decision on purchasing. ... more
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Sat Jan 18, 2014
Marilyn Stewart answered:
Definitely rise.... as long as lenders can lend. More and more folks want to retire to our great area. Inventory is low and will remain low causing prices to continue to increase at a normal pace.4% per year... ... more
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Thu Jan 16, 2014
Sandy Moyers answered:
Hi Yadaska,

I would welcome the opportunity to explore your loan options with you. If your current credit scores or judgments prohibit a mortgage loan today, we can discuss strategies for improving your eligibility for different loan types in the near future. ... more
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Sat Nov 9, 2013
Susan Mead answered:
The Ashland Food Coop would be the closest store to your location. It is as 237 N. First St. We don't have a Rays market in town anymore. Safeway on Siskiyou would be the closes after the Coop. ... more
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Sat Oct 26, 2013
Lana Lavenbarg answered:
It is a little colder in the winter and more apt to have a little snow than other surrounding areas. The summers are beautiful and the nice thing about it = it may be very hot during the day but with the breeze that comes through in the evenings it cools down nicely. ... more
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Thu Apr 11, 2013
jan answered:
I have that information. Who are you and what is your relation to the family? What is your contact information?
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Tue Sep 11, 2012
Eric Bonetti answered:
The downtown office of Royce Real Estate located at 145 East Main Street, Ashland OR 97520, is at an elevation of approximately 1,920 feet.

The intersection of Tolman Creek Road and Siskiyou Boulevard on the South end of town is roughly 2,150 feet in elevation.

The swimming hole at the top of Lithia Park is roughly 2,160 feet in elevation.

The Helman Springs Subdivision roughly 1,790 feet in elevation,
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Sat Jun 16, 2012
Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner ~ Exclusive Buyers Agent ~ ABR, CEBA answered:
I don't think it matters who the new owners are. If a person or other entity purchases property that has a tenant they typically continue with whatever lease or rental agreement that's in place. What difference does it make to you who owns the house you're renting? ... more
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Thu May 3, 2012
Terry Toner answered:
Mike, if you want a spread sheet for what ifs , check out "richdad - poor dad" . his web site is full of info on realestate. As far as selling now it depends if you have equity in the home. If you dont you will be forced into a short sell and will not qualify for a loan for two years. ... more
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